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File #: 54923    Version: Name: Allocating $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Miscellaneous Appropriations to fund proposals received during the 2019 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/28/2019 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 4/16/2019 Final action: 4/16/2019
Enactment date: 4/22/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00318
Title: Approving the allocation of $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Direct Appropriations to fund eight (8) proposals received during the 2019 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with the associated agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals to implement the designated projects or programs
Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Rebecca Kemble
Attachments: 1. 2019 SEED Grant Funding Recommendations.pdf, 2. 54923 v1_BTO.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes $50,000 for 2019 SEED grants. The Madison Food Policy Council recommended funding for eight organizations, the average grant award is $6,250. Individual grant amounts range from $2,190 to $7,960.
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Approving the allocation of $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Direct Appropriations to fund eight (8) proposals received during the 2019 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with the associated agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals to implement the designated projects or programs
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WHEREAS, in the adopted 2019 City of Madison Operating Budget there is $50,000 in Direct Appropriations designated to the Madison Food Policy Council to deliver as grant funds and authorizes a working group of the Food Policy Council to deliver said funds; and,

WHEREAS, as part of the 2019 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grant funding process, 19 proposals, which included $127,743.50 in total funding requests, were received by the Mayor’s Office; and,

WHEREAS, the overwhelming response demonstrates the need for food system-related grants now and in the future; and ,

WHEREAS, the nature of the responses also indicates a great need in collaborative funding efforts with other stakeholders within the city and county; and,

WHEREAS, the applications were subsequently evaluated by the SEED Grants Work Group of the Madison Food Policy Council, in order to recommend no more than the authorized amount of $50,000; and,

WHEREAS, the work group placed priority on applications that were either new projects/programs, which targeted areas of need, were created with community input and buy-in, were not currently funded by the City, and if staffing costs were requested, demonstrated a clear plan for replacement for SEED funding in future years; and,

WHEREAS, the work group held a meeting in which finalists were invited to make pres...

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